Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

I am late I had 2 letters to deal with, the first letter  complained about cropping tails and i had to get into the  topic  extremely painful whack on a is really bad -- crotch high.. plus a long tail caught in a car door is not painfree... a dane is about 6  feet long. eliminating 18" is not a bad thing in some cases..
the other is tha cesar milan is coming to lynn in July-- we should contact him and see if his crew would like to stop by for some very different dog exposure.
i wish people who complained about cropping done under anesthesai would get on the case of  towns who have leash  laws that do not provide fenced dog parks--- talk about cruel-- that condems dogs to  be restrained on a leash and never having a good run.
however--- animal opinions always go to the loudest- and sometimes some real thought is necessary
my daughter--- janine-- the horse daughter-- got in a bunch of trouble - apparently in usa today( or yesterday--- sometime)  for saying  we shoud rethink the outlawing of the slaughter of horses  which means they are then packed in impossible trucks and shipped to canada or mexico for slaughter in terrible conditions..  beter they be slaughtered in this country under controlled situations-- just as temple grandid did over the meat production industry... we need another good look.
too many people are caught in they can not  afford  to feed the horse- nor can they follow the rules about euthenizing and disposing of the  dead horse-- so  they tie the horse to a telephone pole and run-- the horse then ends up in the killerpens purchased  by meat buyers and hauled away to mexico.
at any rate she is in trouble for approving of slaughter  when there are 400,000 horses yearly that  have to be  eliminated somehow... starving them to death is not an option-- so i wonder what these horse people have  to suggest as a solution.
i think janine is working on a system to chip and id pet horses that could be rescued- much like dogs-
back to the dogs
also several voluneers have ahd several great ideas on the fundraising departmetn-- so many that i can not keep tracki of them myself---  maybe anne can HHHHEEEELLLLPPPPP?
and  we have had  a  donation for a specific item--- i forget what that is called  except wonderful-- we can not buy another dryer. for the barn..
that will not increase the electric bill- because we were drying everything in the dryer in the laundry room...  just =saves volunteer energy..  and we could take down the scaffolding which has been our drying rack for th efluffies.
and we have someone  ( a school?) coming at noon to talk about something..


  1. The horse issue hits very close to home. There is a slaughter house scheduled to open in a couple of weeks in Southern NM. I know ALL the arguments on both sides, and I am aware of the neglect and abuse of these magnificent creatures. I remain committed to keeping inhumane slaughter out of our country but reality tells me that as long as people are eating meat, all animals will suffer being slaughtered, not only our horses. They are big and they are fighters and they don't want to be killed. Deer and elk are shot and then tracked until they fall. Being shot by a high powered rifle or a bow causes a great deal of pain. I am not an activist - I just cringe a lot, daily.

    1. I can only begin to tell you how glad I was to read your comment. Since I've become a vegan, it astounds me how people who clearly love their pets seem to never think about the life of farm animals. Yes, all animals suffer being slaughtered! And most live a life of abject misery all the way to the end. I left a comment for Carlene which I hope she reads. I think of it as planting seeds, seeds for awareness and change. :-)

  2. Carlene — You are admired by so many, including me. Please use your huge platform and powerful voice to spread the message of justice for all animals: for dogs, pets, and beautiful creatures like horses. And also for farm animals, the forgotten beings who are tortured, brutalized, imprisoned, taken from their mothers, and slaughtered. It's deeply ironic to me that SDP, a group which takes such time, effort, and love with its own animals, doesn't seem to see the unnecessary misery and suffering of the dead animals it offers for Sunday Stew. I think a good goal is mercy and justice for ALL animals! Thanks for reading this.